Volume VII, Number X
An E-News Service of Bethany College
October 18, 2013

Bethany College to Present Comedy, Fantasy ‘Pilgrims’
Bethany College Theatre is presenting the comedy and fantasy “Pilgrims” in Wailes Theatre of Steinman Hall on the College campus Oct. 24 through 26 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.

Bethany College Invites Public to Japanese Sweet Making Workshop
Bethany College is inviting the public to a hands-on workshop hosted by Masahiro Koie, a talented Japanese traditional sweet maker, on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. The free presentation will be held on Bethany’s campus, at Maxwell’s in Phillips Hall. Advanced reservations are required.

Workshop on New Testament to be Held at Bethany’s Buffalo Seminary
Dr. Bonnie Thurston, a poet, scholar, minister, anchorite and a former member of the Board of Trustees at Bethany College, will present “The Lord’s Supper in the New Testament: Text and Theology in Practical Context” during a two-day workshop Oct. 28 and 29 at Mountainside Conference Center in Bethany. The event, which is $35, is from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days, and includes lunches.

Bethany Professor Harald Menz Receives Two Prestigious Faculty Awards
Dr. Harald Menz - Professor of World Languages and Cultures, Director of International and Interdisciplinary Studies at Bethany College - has received two awards for academic excellence, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College. 

Bethany Invites Students’ Families, Friends to Family Weekend
Friends and families of Bethany College students are invited to campus Oct. 25-27 for Family Weekend.

Programs Inform Students of Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Bethany College's Counseling Office and the YWCA have partnered to create a number of programs on campus.

Jerry Stebbins, Dean of Students; Michelle Harriman, YWCA Family Violence Prevention Child Advocate, and President Scott D. Miller at a display in the Ogden Dining Hall of Benedum Commons. Michelle's sister is Bethany College counselor Renee Stock.


Alpha Xi Delta Raises Money for Autism Awareness
Seven of Bethany’s Alpha Xi Delta’s represented their Chapter at the Mahoning Valley Walk for Autism Speaks in Ohio Oct. 5. Together with other sisters from the Delta Chapter, the students were able to raise $965 for Autism Speaks in preparation for the event. This placed the sisters among the top donors for the event.


Bethany President Attends Meetings in New York
President Miller attended the annual meeting of the Council of Independent Colleges/New York Times Presidents Council in New York City on Oct. 14.  Twenty presidents serve on the Presidents Council and discuss a variety of topics of interest to and impacting private higher education.

Miller also attended the annual Council of Independent Colleges Conversation between Foundation Officers and College Presidents on Oct. 15 at the TIAA-CREF Headquarters.  Officers from the Henry Luce Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Teagle Foundation, Bill & Merlinda Gates Foundation, and Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust met with the presidents. 

Zeta Tau Alpha Crowns Big Man on Campus, Raises Money for Charity
"Are you man enough to wear the crown?” was the question asked by the sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha to the men on campus as they hosted their annual Big Man on Campus event on Oct. 10. Seven male students competed in last Thursday evening’s event that included a question and answer segment that was followed by a talent segment.

The male students who competed included Danny Bishop, Tommy Junkin, Evan Marmie, Derek Miller, Evan Sargo, Dylan Schooley and Cory Yarrington. The judging panel for the event consisted of Heather Taylor, Coordinator of Writing Center and Learning Specialist; Ali Malcanas, Alpha Xi Delta; Marissa Beech, Phi Mu; and Skylar Williams, Zeta Tau Alpha.

The audience voted for a winner by putting money in a container for the contestant they thought deserved the crown. Danny Bishop was crowned Zeta’s Big Man on Campus at the end of the night. The sisters were able to collect just under $400 for their philanthropy of breast cancer awareness and research. Zeta has been hosting the pageant-like event since the fall of 2005, and it is one of the many events they hold on campus during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Annual Faculty & Staff Tea Party Held
The sisters of Alpha Xi Delta hosted their annual Faculty and Staff Tea Party Oct. 17. Members of the Chemistry, Business, Foreign Language, Communications, Biology and Mathematics Departments, as well as the Library, Alumni Relations Center and the President’s Office, were in attendance. “I don’t think that this event even begins to repay the faculty and staff for all of the sacrifices they make for the students,” said Amber Ridings, the chapter’s Public Relations Chair. “We like to think that it is at very least a kind gesture to let them know we are aware of everything that they do and, of course, in celebration of beginning the second half of the semester.”

Buffalo Seminary Events
Buffalo Seminary at Bethany College is planning two workshops in the near future:

  • The Lord’s Supper in the New Testament - Oct. 28 and 29
    Presented by Rev. Dr. Bonnie Thurston
  • Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling - Feb. 21 and 22, 2014
    Presented by Rev. Dr. Victor L. Hunter, Senior Minister at First Christian Church, New Martinsville, W.Va., and Rev. Wesley Howsare, Senior Minister at First Christian Church, Moundsville, W.Va.

All events will be held at the Mountainside Conference Center. You can register for any of these workshops, or learn more about the Buffalo Seminary, here: www.bethanywv.edu/about-bethany/church-relations/buffalo-seminary/workshops/workshop-registration/.

For questions or further information, please contact Larry Grimes, Director of Church Relations at Bethany College, at 304-559-8213, or e-mail him at lgrimes@bethanywv.edu.

Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Jennifer Franko, Assistant Professor of Biology, co-authored two scientific papers that were published last month. "Evaluation of the hypersensitivity potential of alternative butter flavorings” was published in Food Chemistry Toxicology. “Expression kinetics of miRNA involved in toluene 2,4 diisocyanate sensitization” was published in the Journal of Immunotoxicology.

Business and Economics
Wilfrid W. Csaplar Jr., Ph.D., Professor of Economics, recently celebrated his fifth year of listing in Marquis Who's Who.

Former Bethany Professor, Alumnus Passes Away
Dr. Robert E. Myers '54, Ph.D., of Bethany, passed away Oct.15 at Wheeling Hospital with his family at his side. He was 81 years old.

Myers was a Bethany College professor of philosophy emeritus and chair of that department. Robert graduated from Bethany with honors in June 1954 then went on to Brite College at Texas Christian University for a Master of Divinity degree. He earned a doctorate in philosophy at the Ohio State University and joined the Bethany faculty in 1964, where he was associated with the college for 37 years.

Visitation will be held Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Additional visitation will be held Saturday from 10-11 a.m. service time at the Bethany Memorial Church, with Reverend Scott Thayer officiating. Interment will follow at Campbell Cemetery.

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Alumni Weekend Date Announced
Save the date and join us for Alumni Weekend 2014 slated for May 2-4, 2014. Classes celebrating reunions include 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969 and 1974.

Save the Date! Bethany Announces Homecoming 2014
We hope you can join us for Homecoming 2014 slated for October 10-11, 2014.  Classes celebrating reunions include 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2013.

Phi Kappa Tau Plans Reunion Nov. 1-3
Phi Taus young and old will reunite on campus Nov. 1-3 for the fraternity's 90th anniversary at Bethany. For details and to register, visit the Chapter website at http://pktphichapter.org/.

Bison Volleyball Improves To 12-0 In PAC With 3-0 Victory Over Waynesburg
The Bison volleyball team flexed its muscles in a 3-0 victory over Waynesburg University on Thursday evening at the Hummel Field House. Bethany notched the sweep by winning the games; 25-10, 25-11, 25-7, earning their 12-consecutive conference victory.

Men’s Soccer Defeats Waynesburg For First Conference Win
The Bethany College men’s soccer team defeated Waynesburg, 2-1, in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference match on Wednesday afternoon at Hoag Field.

Slezak Scores Two But Women’s Soccer Falls To Waynesburg
Freshman Julie Slezak (Latrobe, PA/Greater Latrobe) scored two goals but the Bethany College women’s soccer team fell, 3-2, to Waynesburg in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference match on Wednesday afternoon at Hoag Field.

Bison Football Goes For Third-Straight Victory At Waynesburg
The Bethany College football team opens the second-half of its’ season as the Bison travel to Waynesburg, Pa. for a bout with the Yellow Jackets of Waynesburg University. Bethany comes into the game in a four-way tie at the top of the PAC as Waynesburg, Thomas More, Washington & Jefferson, and the Bison all come into the weekend at 2-1 in conference play.

Field Hockey Nets Two Goals But Falls At Transylvania
The Bethany College field hockey team recorded 17 shots but lost, 3-2, at Transylvania on Tuesday afternoon.

Please visit Bethany Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.

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